Virus Cycle - Zombiechrist
Industrial, Industrial Metal 'Zombichrist' is Virus Cycle's debut album off Blunt Face Records. It's a mix of industrial and metal with a horror punk twist.

Track one "The Dead Hate the Living", starts off with a simple yet haunting sound. A good intro track that welcomes you to the twisted world that is virus cycle.

The second track, "Why don't you love me?" has a catchy synthline opener and the lyrics tell the depressing tale of love lost, almost Marilyn Manson - esque ('Eat me, Drink me' era Manson.) This is one of my favorite tracks on the album.

"Love Me to Death" is the third track on the album, a dark ballad; "its just the wind and nothing more." Reminiscent of older White Zombie.
Moving on to the fourth track, "From Dusk Til Dawn", a slower and almost spoken-word medley. I feel like it could use some more synths or depth to it as its pretty bare.

Track five, "Kir Der Nacht", has a good sound to it. The lyrics are so dark its almost hard to take them seriously but I am probably unshockable and jaded from years of dark music. I do like this track in all of its dark and sometimes cheesy glory.

"Memento Mori", track six, starts with soundclips relating to "Burn the Witch". JOHNNY VIRUM CANNOT DENY THAT HE HASN'T BE INFLUENCED NY ROB ZOMBIE HERE! One of the soundclips was the same as used in "Living Dead Girl" and the lyrics remind me of "The Lords of Salem" Which I don't mind at all, it pays homage to Zombie and really is one of the better tracks on the album. I love it.

The seventh track, "Zombichrist", is an industrial metal journey to the end of the planet Virus Cycle. A goodsolid track and title to Virus Cycle's first album. Will you pray to the Zombichrist? Or will you prey on him?

The eighth and final track, "House on Haunted Hill", is an awesome instrumental. Definitely worth checking out and chilling too while you go about your sins? er day. Hell, you could put this on repeat for you Halloween party or haunted house and it would be a good fit. I like it.

All in all, my opinion is, 'Zombiechrist' is a good starting point for Virus Cycle and I look forward to hearing Johnny Virum & Veronica Carney's future work. Stand out tracks no doubt are; "Why Don't You Love Me?", "House on Haunted Hill", and "Momento mori".

If you are looking for something inspired yet unique in its genre, I recommend 'Zombichrist'. Virus Cycle is a band worth checking out. Fans of Rob Zombie, definitely check this out!
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Virus Cycle - Zombiechrist

'Zombichrist' is Virus Cycle's debut album off Blunt Face Records. It's a mix of industrial and metal with a horror punk twist.

Track one "The Dead Hate the Living", starts off with a simple yet haunting sound. A good intro track that welcomes you to the twisted world that is virus cycle.

The second track, "Why don't you love me?" has a catchy synthline opener and the lyrics tell the depressing tale of love lost, almost Marilyn Manson - esque ('Eat me, Drink me' era Manson.) This is one of my favorite tracks on the album.

"Love Me to Death" is the third track on the album, a dark ballad; "its just the wind and nothing more." Reminiscent of older White Zombie.
Moving on to the fourth track, "From Dusk Til Dawn", a slower and almost spoken-word medley. I feel like it could use some more synths or depth to it as its pretty bare.

Track five, "Kir Der Nacht", has a good sound to it. The lyrics are so dark its almost hard to take them seriously but I am probably unshockable and jaded from years of dark music. I do like this track in all of its dark and sometimes cheesy glory.

"Memento Mori", track six, starts with soundclips relating to "Burn the Witch". JOHNNY VIRUM CANNOT DENY THAT HE HASN'T BE INFLUENCED NY ROB ZOMBIE HERE! One of the soundclips was the same as used in "Living Dead Girl" and the lyrics remind me of "The Lords of Salem" Which I don't mind at all, it pays homage to Zombie and really is one of the better tracks on the album. I love it.

The seventh track, "Zombichrist", is an industrial metal journey to the end of the planet Virus Cycle. A goodsolid track and title to Virus Cycle's first album. Will you pray to the Zombichrist? Or will you prey on him?

The eighth and final track, "House on Haunted Hill", is an awesome instrumental. Definitely worth checking out and chilling too while you go about your sins? er day. Hell, you could put this on repeat for you Halloween party or haunted house and it would be a good fit. I like it.

All in all, my opinion is, 'Zombiechrist' is a good starting point for Virus Cycle and I look forward to hearing Johnny Virum & Veronica Carney's future work. Stand out tracks no doubt are; "Why Don't You Love Me?", "House on Haunted Hill", and "Momento mori".

If you are looking for something inspired yet unique in its genre, I recommend 'Zombichrist'. Virus Cycle is a band worth checking out. Fans of Rob Zombie, definitely check this out! Sep 27 2012

Raye Albater

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